Sunday, September 03, 2006

Quote of the week 3

The great Ronald Reagan:
Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.
Previous quotable quotes
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    At September 03, 2006 4:15 pm, Blogger skepticlawyer said...

    That's about the sum of it, eh. Drive business to bankruptcy and then subsidise it so it'll stay afloat...

    At September 04, 2006 4:53 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    indeed, or alternatively protect business by imposing tariff walls and give them subsidies on top of that. both are silly.

    i just came across another fantastic reagan quote: 'Welfare's purpose should be to eliminate, as far as possible, the need for its own existence.'

    i'd love to have all these reagan quotes made into bumper stickers. particularly this one - 'Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.' :)

    At September 05, 2006 7:25 pm, Anonymous Rob said...

    Sukrit, I think that's bloody marvellous. Back in the days I was a lefty, I thought the government's role was to be a kind of Robin Hood. I learned over the years it's more the robber baron.


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